Some exciting news was announced earlier this week for student athletes. Both Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge have announced their Fall 2021 athletic schedules.
After a year of virtually no live sports, fans will be able to cheer on Lethbridge College Kodiaks and the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns as early as September.
Director of Pronghorn Athletics, Neil Langevin says he feels the same excitement as the athletes ahead of the season.
Pronghorn women’s soccer is set to open up the season, led by a new head coach, Macky Singh. The team will hit the field in Calgary on Sept.11.
Both organizations will have a limited season compared to normal. Practices will remain the same, but fewer games will be played. Langevin says as long as teams can play, the athletes and coaches are happy.
Across the river at Lethbridge College, coaches and staff are busy preparing for the fast approaching season. Manager of Athletics and Recreation Services, Todd Caughlin, says the student athletes have been resilient over the past year, and both him and the coaching staff are proud of their dedication to the sport.
The Kodiaks soccer and cross country teams will start play on Sept. 17.
Teams will begin to travel across the province to games, but new guidelines have been put in place by each conference. Fans will be allowed to cheer on their teams at both the college and university.
Caughlin adds, the coaching staff are just as eager to get going as the athletes.
Start dates of each sport and team is listed below:
Lethbridge College Kodiaks:
- Soccer – Sept. 17 at Red Deer College.
- Cross Country – Sept. 18 at Medicine Hat College.
- Volleyball – Nov. 12 at Val Matteotti Gymnasium.
- Basketball – Nov. 12 at Red Deer College.
- Indoor track – Jan. 22 in Edmonton.
- Futsal – Dates are to be determined.
University of Lethbridge Pronghorns:
- Women’s soccer – Sept. 11 at Mount Royal.
- Men’s soccer – Sept. 18 at Mount Royal.
- Women’s rugby – Sept. 18 at University of Alberta.
- Women’s basketball – Oct. 29 at University of Calgary.
- Men’s basketball – Oct. 29 at University of Calgary.
- Swimming – Nov. 26 at University of Alberta.
- Track and Field – Feb. 25 at University of Manitoba